[scribus] ms publisher, let's solve it once and forever

John O'Sullivan johnosullivan413 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 22 19:16:20 CET 2010

> > Since we cannot run Publisher, and you still want it supported, we
> > think that the best way would be for someone to temporarily join the
> > project and start producing .pub files per request. What we need is
> > someone with several hours a week of spare time, deep knowledge of MS
> > Publisher and a licensed copy of the app to produce lots of files with
> > slight changes so that we could figure out which bits contains what.
> >

> I don't have the deepest knowledge of MS Publisher. However, I do have
> access to a licensed copy of MS Publisher 2007 on my desktop at work. It can
> save files to Publisher 98, Publisher 2000 and Publisher 2007 formats.
> I would be willing to generate some test documents to help with
> reverse-engineering the formats so Scribus can import them.

I offer some of my time with a registered copy of Publisher 2003 if that will 
help.  Given what has been said within other threads here, I'm not sure if older 
versions are that desirable.

John O'Sullivan
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